Inquiry rules sex fiends’ identities should be revealed

Herald Sun

Ashley Gardiner and Grant McArthur
From:Herald Sun
February 29, 2012

PARENTS and families should have a right to know if a paedophile is living among them, a new report says.

Suppression orders on the names of child sex offenders comfort paedophiles and undermine confidence in the legal system, it says.

The 900-page report into child abuse, commissioned by the Baillieu Government and tabled in State Parliament yesterday, pulled apart the state’s Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act.

“Repeal would enhance the protection of vulnerable victims and would affirm the principle of open courts,” the report said.

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